Product Guide

Cooler Master Silencio 550 review

Cooler Master Silencio 550 - Whisper Quiet


Aesthetics:
8
Functionality:
7.5
Usability:
8
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Quiet operation
Mostly tool-free installation
Can accommodate most graphics cards
THE BAD
Max of one exhaust and two intake fans
Only two USB ports
Heat could be an issue in high-powered systems


External Design

Exterior Design

The first thing about the Silencio 550 that caught our eyes was the mirror finish front panel, which gives the chassis a polished and classy look. Other than that, the rest of the exterior is decked in all black and the overall theme here can best be described as minimalistic. It’s not the prettiest chassis around, but at least it’s not gaudy or overbearing.

Functionally speaking, the case seems soundly designed as it has necessary front-panel ports and buttons that are easily accessible, while the front panel swings open elegantly to reveal it's easily accessible front fans. Unlike most casing that require the need to rip out the entire front, the Siliencio 550 only requires you to release latch to unmount the fans and it filters for easy maintenance. On the drive bay area, you would notice that our specs list had a feature called the X-dock. It's basically a feature that allows you to hot-plug in loose 3.5-inch internal hard drives if required. We show you how it functions from the interior photo shots on the following page.